We held the first event related to the Intentional Interim Process. With interim ministry, the congregation is asked to look at a variety of issues, including its history as a church. We held worship in our fellowship hall, using a variety of methods to help stir memories. From an 1870s era photo of Easter Sunday morning to photos of a clown ministry from the 1990s, First Baptist was reminded of the various ministries, personalities, and yes, times of "high" and "low" points alike.
Elsewhere on the website (under the "sermons" link) is Rev. Hugenot's sermon from the morning. Here are some photos of the timeline setup by Carolyn Peckham, transition team member. Together with Greg Lewis and the minister, Carolyn assembled a framework to help the congregation go through the "modern" period of its history. More insight about this process will be forthcoming.